Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Year, New Teacher

Another new teacher on the horizon. Kate is now the new team chair for the middle school SPED department.

I knew from the start that she wouldn't stay long. Way to smart to languish in Project Support hell. I had hoped for another year but not in the stars so to speak.

What does this mean for me? I don't really know yet. I have been asking to go back out on the floor for years now. The kids from last year really did me in, but I don't see that happening unless they find someone with lots of experience working with the social/emotional crowd. Most of the time I get someone who is just looking for a job....any job....and has no idea what this particular job entails. The three different grades, many different disabilities, many different teachers, some very receptive to suggestions, others not so much. This program is a real eye opener, the multifaceted students we service. Many candidates don't even know a program like mine even exist in public schools. One past teacher (she didn't last) asked, "wasn't there "special" schools for these kids". Really.

So I will do the only thing I can do .... wait and see what the wind blows.

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